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Pulmonary Fibrosis???

I recently saw a Rheumatologist who has referred me to a Pulmonary doctor with the following symptoms: finger (end joint) clubbing and bluish tint, fingernails turned downward in spoon shape and shaded red and white, chronic cough (coughing up nothing), constant tickle feeling in upper chest, feeling of breathlessness which breathing treatments do not help, severe fatigue, deep, bluish colored circles under eyes.  This has been basically getting worse for the last 8 months, thus the reason for the Rhemuatology visit.  

Does anyone have an idea as to what my doctor may think the problem is?  From what I have read online, it sounds as if I have the symptoms associated with Pulmonary Fibrosis.  Does anyone suffer from this or does anyone have any symptoms like this that you have received a diagnosis from? I see the Pulmonary doctor soon and wanted to make sure I was prepared to ask the right questions and to hear what they have to tell me.  I am really nervous about what seems to be happening to me.

Can anyone please give me some help or advice?  I would appreciate any and all answers.

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1507544 tn?1299508311
By the way, I have never smoked, nor been around anyone who does.  I thought I might need to add this to the above information.

Thank you in advance, for any help you can offer.
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Start this pranayam to help with your breathing and other symptoms.The extra oxygen going into the blood, will help to improve your body systems, and in turn, your symptoms.The benefit is gradual, so allow weeks.
Drink warm water, and avoid cold drinks. If you can get turmeric powder, then have one teaspoon with hot water or hot milk.Your feedback at some point will help a lot.
Build up your timing gradually.If you feel tired or dizzy, stop and resume after one minute.
Kapalbhati pranayam -(Do it before eating) Push air forcefully out through the nose about once per second. Stomach will itself go in(contract in). The breathing in(through the nose) will happen automatically. Establish a rhythm and do for 20 to 30 minutes twice a day. Children under 15 years – do 5 to 10 minutes twice a day.
Not for pregnant women. Seriously ill people do it gently.
Anulom Vilom pranayam –
Close your right nostril with thumb and deep breath-in through left nostril  
then – close left nostril with two fingers and breath-out through right nostril  
then -keeping the left nostril closed  deep breath-in through right nostril
then - close your right nostril with thumb and breath-out through left nostril.
This is one cycle of anulom vilom.
Repeat this cycle for 15 to 30  minutes twice a day.
Children under 15 years – do 5 to 10 minutes twice a day.
You can do this before breakfast/lunch/dinner or before bedtime or in bed.Remember to take deep long breaths into the lungs.You can do this while sitting on floor or chair or lying in bed.

Bhramri Pranayam -Close eyes. Close ears with thumb, index finger on forehead, and rest three fingers on base of nose touching eyes. Breathe in through nose. And now breathe out through nose while humming like a bee.
Duration : 5 to 21  times.
March 10 ,2011
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Thanks for the above comment the most beautiful way to cure any thing is pranayamas
In your it may be due to some hypoxia in body check once your thyroid
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